The University has undertaken a most ambitious project with the construction of a new medical school at the heart of its science campus. This is a unique model designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration between medics and scientists and create significant advances in medical research. Designed and built on time and in budget the Medical and Biological Science Building was rated as BREEAM Excellent.
The Medical School has some of the best dissecting facilities in the UK. The light, spacious and well ventilated area has 16 tables for full body dissection and room to display hundreds of excellent models, specimens and pots. The full time technician is on hand to offer advice and assistance. Full body dissection will continue to be relevant, important and popular with students.
The ARC is licensed to hold anatomical specimens in addition to on-line resources, images and text books. This area is a valuable space for private study for up to 40 students and is open for 14 hours each day.
The clinical skills suite was designed to meet the needs of the St Andrews curriculum, it features 7 rooms containing 48 beds. All beds are equipped with ceiling mounted video capture and bed-head touch screens to monitor instant playback or video resources. The centre features a full range of real and simulated clinical equipment. The suite is managed by a full time nurse Technician and an AV technician.
Equipped to the same specification as the clinical skills area the Medical Resource Centre provides students with a self help study space which is open for 14 hours a day.
The multi Purpose Science Lab is designed specifically to the BSc Hons course needs. Large enough to accommodate up to 100 students in physiology, pharmacology and histology practicals. This room can also be used for small group teaching, practical seminars or cleared for trade fairs or poster demonstrations.
The 300-seat lecture theatre, two 50-seat Seminar Rooms and thirteen 12-seat tutorial rooms provide an excellent learning and self study facility. All are equipped with the most modern interactive display systems and are grouped round the café on the ground floor.
233 desks, all with WiFi or a desktop PC, most of which are available for up to 14 hours a day provide a fabulous study space. Then there is always the WiFi equipped café …..
Much of the School is available for hire outside teaching time. Enquiries: dcm10@st-andrews
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